Self-guided bike tour

Explore Vestfold and the Oslo fjord from your bicycle. You’ll be surprised and charmed by idyllic spots, lovely beaches and the harbour villages along the coast.

The well prepared trail on the attractive Oslo fjord coastline will take you along cycling paths and tranquil country lanes. Accommodation will be provided in sophisticated, centrally located hotels, and your luggage will be transported as you enjoy picturesque views, refreshing swims and historical sites along your trip by bicycle.

Duration: 7 days – 5 days cycling

Price: From NOK 7500

Includes: 6 nights with breakfast in centrally located hotels, 3 dinners, luggage transportation, route descriptions and maps, GPX files, ferry tickets Sandefjord - Strömstad - Fredrikstad, hotline service.

Sande

Photo: Erik Anderson - Merlot Reiser

Sande in Vestfold. On your way from Drammen to Horten. 

 

About the bike tour in Vestfold and the Oslo fjord

Your tour starts in Drammen, a modern, thriving city at the north-west end of the fjord. The first leg takes you to the marine town Horten, with its remarkable district of Karljohansvern, former shipyard and main base for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

 

The next day, you cycle on small paths and roads towards delightful Åsgårdstrand, summer residence of the celebrated painter Edvard Munch and motif of several well-known paintings. Your path continues along beautiful beaches and further on to the medieval town of Tønsberg, Norway’s oldest settlement. You have entered the mystic, former lands of the Vikings and will be amazed by the spectacular archeological discoveries that were made in this area. In the harbour of Tønsberg you can admire a replica of a viking ship, as well as several viking graves in the surrounding area. Your itinerary continues through a farmland landscape to the town of Sandefjord, once the Norwegian whaling capital.

Åsgårdstrand

Photo: Svend Aage Madsen - Merlot Reiser

On your way from Horten to Åsgårdstrand.

 

You cross the fjord towards its east side with an early morning ferry, arriving at Strömstad in Sweden. After a round trip by bike in the surroundings of Strömstad, you leave this vivid harbor city with its shops and restaurants by boat again. This time, the boat-trip will take you further north and back to Norway, along unique skerries and islands to Fredrikstad and its beautiful fortified old town.

 

The next leg will lead you further north along the stunning coast towards Moss and Son with their typical wooden houses, restaurants and art galleries.

 

Your last day of cycling takes you through rural areas to the lovely little seaside town Drøbak, where the fjord is at its most narrow. You may visit the aquarium or check out Norway’s all year round Christmas Village, including Santa’s post office. Here ends your bike tour, and you take a regular boat or bus enjoying the lovely view over the fjord once more on your way to Oslo.

 

Oslo is the perfect place to finish your trip enjoying a wide range of historical and architectonical sites, cultural events, restaurants and shopping areas. The capital of Norway offers anything you might wish from a capital in a relaxed, Scandinavian atmosphere.

 

Please contact Merlot Reiser for more information and online booking.

Skallevollstranda Tønsberg

Photo: Bent van Vuuren - Merlot Reiser

Don’t forget you swimming suit. Vestfold holds many fantastic beaches like Skallevollstrada in Tønsberg. 

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